A loan helped to buy electrodes and welders.


Mercedes Monserrate's story

Mercedes Monserrate is 47 years old and in a common-law marriage. She has three children from this relationship. They live in Manta, a beautiful, hospitable city that is often visited for its wonderful beaches and exquisite cuisine.

Mercedes is a good, hard-working woman who likes to help her partner pay the household expenses, and so they banded together to set up a welding workshop in her home, where her partner works six days of the week for seven hours a day.

This loan is for buying electrodes and welders. Her dream is to have her own home and workshop.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Swett.


This loan is special because:

It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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